Featuring a European Championship Flavour
The game’s release was no coincidence – timing it with the kick off of the European Championships, NetEnt has made sure that football fans will be whipped into a frenzy over this game. Football: Champions Cup makes use of some classic elements that you may recognise, such as a giant stadium.
The reels are partially transparent and hover just above the field. The seats of the stadium are full of fans cheering for you throughout the game, creating an immersive experience for those football fans among us. The graphics are a little predictable, but still worth mentioning as they tow the line with regards to NetEnt’s high end production values.
Embarking on the Road to Victory
One interesting thing you can do in this game is pick your team by clicking on the national flag at the beginning of the game. You have a choice between all countries in Europe that participate, or you can let luck decide for you by hitting the dice to get a country chosen at random.
There are 5 reels with 3 symbols each in play, and judging by what we’ve seen winning combinations are literally everywhere. Simply line up the combos of symbols, which will result in a cash prize.
Moving Through the Tournament
Controls wise, there is a bar at the bottom of the screen that allows you to change bet settings, with arrows that change the coin value and payline number. The centre button will confirm your settings and the reels will begin to spin.
Go all-out and maximize your winnings by clicking the Max Bet switch, which allows you to go all-in on every single payline at the same time. As everyone knows in gambling, bigger risks lead to bigger rewards. For those that prefer autoplay, the setting is available, allowing you to sit back and watch the reels spin on their own with pretty much no manual input required.
Throw on Your Football Boots and Step onto the Pitch
The symbols in Football: Champions Cup are, of course, all football-related. Footballs, gloves, whistles, shirts, and other standard elements of the game are available, and every single one is worth a specific price. There is also a set of card-related symbols that appear fairly often, these are provided as an added extra in order to make up for their inherently low payouts.
Originality wise, the symbols in Football: Champions Cup are pretty much cliché, but that isn’t a knock on the game. What this actually does is lend a sense of familiarity to the game.
Power over Placement
Some reel symbols in Football: Champions Cup are special, twisting the entire game as soon as they appear. The wild football icon acts as the joker, and is used as a placeholder for any basic symbol, increasing your chances to win big as soon as it appears. If you were to line up three or more bonus symbols, you’ll be taken into a Bonus game, which is a penalty shootout. Pick a spot, aim, and score as many goals as you can so that you can win some extra cash prizes. There’s even a scatter symbol, which launches the free spins part of the game.
Get Ready to Lift the Champions Cup!
Football: Champions Cup has smooth, sleek graphics and is incredibly fun to play. With innovative gameplay that gives you a realistic experience, the game is guaranteed to get your blood pumping as you play. Football fans are the obvious demographic here, but the game is accessible to everyone, so get ready to burn one in the top corner!